The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga

Bernie Clark’s The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga provides an in-depth look at the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga with illustrated sections on how to practice Yin Yoga, including descriptions with photographs of 30 Yin Yoga asanas.

All forms of yoga can provide benefits physically, emotionally, and mentally, however Yin Yoga works the deeper levels of the body/heart/mind: the connective tissues of the ligaments, fascia, joints and bones and the energetic channels of the meridians, nerves and blood system. One big difference noticed by students of Yin Yoga is the long-held, passive nature of the posture, which gives time for a deeper journey to unfold, a journey into the meditative aspects of yoga, a bridge to living life mindfully.

Clark presents comprehensive information on how to do the practice, including a deep look inside over two dozen Yin Yoga postures showing the benefit of the pose, how to get into and out of the pose, contraindications and warnings for those who may have trouble with particular aspects of the posture, and other important information. The benefits are explored in three main sections: the physiological benefits, the energetic benefits and the mental/emotional benefits.

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Kathleen DeBoer: Surviving Practices: Creating a Winning Practice Environment Through Gender Understandingf (DVD)

with Kathleen DeBoer,
American Volleyball Coaches Association Executive Director;
former Division I Coach of the Year, Olympic Team Advisor, and successful University Fundraiser.

In this enlightening Five-Section video, DeBoer takes you through a lesson in gender response as it pertains to practice situations. She purposefully generalizes behavioral characteristics of both men/boys and women/girls to help illustrate her points.

Section 1: Effective Motivation; Trigger positive results in both males and females by motivating them “in their language.”
Section 2: Acceptance, Performance, and Struggle; pertinent issues that relate to peer acceptance, leadership development, and motivational strategies to prepare an athlete for a focused battle.
Section 3: Action vs. Interaction; recommendations for structuring practices to achieve a balance between drills that develop skills and those that teach competitiveness.
Section 4: Responsibility; stages that males and females go through before they are prepared mentally and socially to take responsibility for their own skill execution and competitive results.
Section 5: Comfortableness vs. Edginess; understand how to cycle your athletes into and out of high pressure situations in practice to better prepare them for competition.
This video will help you understand the impact of gender differences on practice situations thereby increasing the effectiveness of your training. By teaching them both skills and competitiveness you will empower your athletes with the abilities to get things done.
48 minutes. 2002.

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